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Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, The Secretary of State for Wales, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal 1:56 pm, 24th March 2005

The business for the week after the Easter recess will be:

Monday 4 AprilSecond Reading of the Public Service Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [Lords], followed by a debate on Welsh Affairs on a motion for the Adjournment of the House.

Tuesday 5 AprilSecond Reading of the Equality Bill, followed by consideration of Lords amendments to the Mental Capacity Bill.

Wednesday 6 AprilOpposition Day [6th Allotted Day]. There will be a debate entitled "Government's failure to control immigration" followed by a debate entitled "Government's failure to tackle crime", both of which arise on an Opposition motion.

Thursday 7 April—A debate on defence in the UK on a motion for the Adjournment of the House.

Friday 8 April—Private Members' Bills.

The provisional business for the following week will be:

Monday 11 April—Second Reading of the Finance Bill.

I should like to inform the House that business in Westminster Hall for April will be:

Thursday 7 April—A debate on the national service framework for coronary heart disease.

Thursday 14 April—A debate on the report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on social housing provision in Northern Ireland.

Thursday 21 April—A debate on the report from the International Development Committee on the Department for International Development's agriculture policy.

I wish you, Madam Deputy Speaker, right hon. and hon. Members, staff of the House and parliamentary clerks in Whitehall a happy Easter.